Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project

Active Project? No
Year Project Began: 2003
Year of Last Input: 2010
Last Updated: Jul 6 2012
Project Location:
Temple University, PA
State / Province:
Lead Organization:
Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project
Type of Organization:

Geographic Scope

Municipality, Metropolitan, Other

Issue Areas

Arts and Culture, Children & Youth, Economy, Education, Employment, Environment, Equity, Governance, Health & Wellbeing, Housing, Land Use, Other, Poverty, Public Safety, Social, Transportation, Population


The Metropolitan Philadelphia Indicators Project (MPIP) seeks to promote regional thinking on community issues, to improve the empirical basis for policy decisions, to stimulate research on the quality of life within the region, to publish regular reports on regional policy issues, and to provide tools and data for individuals and groups to conduct their own research on regional questions. MPIP continuously collects and offers more than 350 social, economic, and environmental indicators. While the basic unit of analysis is the 353 municipalities in Philadelphia’s two state metropolitan region, MPIP also provides data on elementary and secondary school districts, zip codes, census tracts, and state house and senate districts. To be eligible for inclusion in the MPIP database, an indicator must be available and comparable for the entire region and credible and reliable over time. All of MPIP’s data are freely available and can be mapped using MetroPhilaMapper, MPIP’s powerful browser-based mapping application. MPIP has received major support from the William Penn Foundation.

Has Perfomance Measures?

Many of the indicators could used as performance measures, but measurement of specific program performance is not a project objective.

Project URL

Project Contact:

Michelle Schmitt
Temple University - Educational Organization
Philadelphia PA USA